Montreal QC March 2006 — Vern Metcalfe, Vice President and General Manager of North Safety Products is pleased to announce the appointment of Larry Matthews to Vice President Sales for Canada, effective immediately. Larry was previously Director of Sales, Western Canada for North. Before his 11 year tenure with North, Larry spent 16 years in distribution where he learned a lot about the supply chain and customer service. He is a believer in the value-added concept of selling and says, I endorse the North marketing position of striving to become The Source and I want to lead our team to become solutions providers to support that position. Larry and his wife, Donna, have recently moved to Montreal to take up this new challenge.